Prime Candidate is the employability arm of The Age Diversity Forum. We are a social enterprise aiming to support the retention and recruitment of an age diverse workforce. Whether you are looking for work, or an employer who wants to access and retain the skills of a broader demographic, we have the tools and services to help you succeed.
For those looking for work, we have a dedicated Training & Advice Centre where you will find a range of support to help with your job search. For employers we offer a wide forum of services to ensure you achieve the benefits of an age diverse workforce. We have unique recruitment channels that bring employers and candidates together, as well as other specialised employer services, including outplacement, governance and best practice.
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For a quick link to see the latest jobs, please click the below image. We only show jobs from organisations that are considerate of an age diverse work-force. These are updated daily. so please check back on a regular basis.
We are Champions for Age Diversity
Awareness of the benefits of the older demographic resource is fast becoming recognised by many organisations. More and more companies are seeking to establish themselves as a committed employer for diversity, demonstrating those values, both for existing staff and to the outside world.
Such values are highly prized and now sought after in how business is transacted. Employers are fast becoming aware of the opportunity to trade and procure, coupled to social awareness. As a social enterprise, we offer a further route for businesses, to not just a valuable service provision of excellence that is economically viable, but for organisations to demonstrate their attitude towards enhancement of social economies that ultimately benefit everyone.
We are making great strides in raising awareness of the value and benefit that an experienced workforce can bring to an organisation, and it is with these great advocates….Champions….of a balanced, multi-generational work environment, that we believe we can make a tremendous difference to the global issues surrounding this demographic resource.
We have been described as the experts in providing over 50’s recruitment and employment services, and companies and employers looking for a wide variety of experience and skills to achieve a multi-generational workforce, use our services to find the best resource.
We are also the custodians of the ‘Champions Charter’, an accreditation gained by organisations who commit to age diversity and equal opportunities for all employees.
Our candidate services are also highly regarded nation-wide, as we deliver service provision across the DWP/JobCentrePlus national network.
Help with your Job Search
We want to make the job search experience as effective as possible for you. Sometimes, even the most skilled and experienced in the HR environment, need some pointers and support to ensure we are presenting ourselves in the best way to a potential hirer.
It is also important to feel motivated and positive about reaching a successful outcome. There is no pre-defined time to finding a new role, but we can make that journey fruitful and rewarding by identifying skills and achievements, recording and presenting them to create the best chance of being seen and hired.
Please visit our Training and Advice Centre for more guidance and support. We have created this Training and Advice Centre at Prime Candidate to provide help and assistance in some of the fundamentals of a job search, and preparing individuals to assess, review and market themselves to greatest effect.
You will need a password to access the Training Centre, please contact us for the password.
You can access further tips and guidance to help with your job search by clicking the ‘i’ to the top right of this page. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we issue a new on-line journal, that is stacked with information to help with your return to employment. In conjunction with our US partners, ‘Nifty 50s’, we release the journal three times a week….every week.
Employers – Become a Champion for Age Diversity
Become a ‘Champion’ and use the members badge to demonstrate your awareness and understanding of the values of hiring and retaining experienced staff.
For HR departments, it will add benefit and value to your existing work-force, whilst you can utilise your age-diversity policies and access to Prime Candidate, to ensure you receive a balanced view of applications for new vacancies. You will also receive free access to our recruiting functions.
Many businesses and organisations are now planning their strategies for sustainability and growth, considering a full and balanced view of the resource market, that includes: recruitment without bias, across all age groups; and a plan that is structured with training and development opportunities for all employees.
Use your Champions membership to support your Diversity and Inclusion outlook, and contribute to your corporate and social responsibility programmes.
Recruitment and Career Change Services for Employers and Jobseekers
As a Social Enterprise, we recognise the social and community benefits of driving employment equality and we lobby and seek influence for continuous improvement in employment opportunities for the mature worker.
We know the value and important role that this experienced and skilled age group can offer the work place and it is our mission to support you back in to employment. Job opportunities are added regularly so create a great profile and register today.
Recruiting Older Workers
We incentivise employing companies across all sectors, by offering affordable recruitment and transition packages. Whether you are a micro business, a large corporate, or a Charity, an older worker is likely to give you longer service than a younger counterpart, so giving you stability and improved retention, but also significant recruitment cost savings.
Working with Prime Candidate also recognises your CSR contribution. Adherence to an age diversity programme not only offers your organisation huge potential for effectiveness, efficiency and growth, but is critical to avoid discrimination and to meet corporate and social objectives.
If you are an employer, seeking to benefit from staff who are reliable, loyal, and who offer life-skills as well as technical competence, advertise your vacancy now.
Employers benefit from:
- Quality attributes of experience, reliability, loyalty, ethics, communication
- Technical competence and know-how
- Dedicated staff ready to train and up-skill
- Accelerating business development
- Plugging skills gaps
- Affordable and sustainable recruiting
- Achieving Age Diversity and CSR objectives
Job seekers benefit from:
- Employers who value life-skills and quality attributes
- Employers who value experience and know-how
- Access to roles that are specifically for you
- Recognition and reward for your knowledge and application
- Training and advice to be ’employee ready’
- Employment transition support
- No fees at all – a totally free service